Are You Hungry?

I’ve been thinking a lot about spiritual hunger lately. Hunger for more of the Lord has always been a staple for me in my walk with God, though there have been seasons where it has felt stronger or weaker. I’ve come to believe that spiritual hunger is a gift from God, but I also believe that it is something that needs to be nurtured and cultivated and kept alive by continually saying “yes” to it. However, you could probably argue {Read More}

She Has Done What She Could

“Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me…She has done what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.” Mark 14:6, 8-9 Most often, the story of Mary anointing Jesus with perfume is told in the perspective of the disciples, {Read More}

One Found Worthy

I recently told you about the story behind my experience in recording a worship song on our first compilation album called “One Found Worthy“. As the first studio project for Sanctuary House of Prayer‘s new record label ConvUrgent Music, I had no idea what to expect! Though I was singing one of the songs on the album, I didn’t know which other songs had been selected from the many songs submitted by our worship leaders and only got to preview {Read More}

Rise Up

As a young girl, I remember standing next to my mom in worship services at our church, listening to her sing. I hated singing, because I felt like I could never reach the notes of the melody and didn’t like the sound of my own voice. With my limited range, I would strain to hear my mom’s harmonies and try to follow along with her. As I grew up and learned to play piano, I began to discover how to {Read More}

My Story

My husband recently shared his story on his new blog, in which he shared some exciting news regarding his work and ministry! I encourage you to go read it, but I also wanted to share the same story from my vantage point. From a young age, Jesus captivated my heart with His love and I found myself identifying with Mary of Bethany, who simply desired to sit at the feet of Jesus, gaze at His face and listen to Him {Read More}

Priests in Training: Worship & Prayer

I think it’s pretty safe to say that prayer and worship are two of the most important spiritual skills that we can teach our children. I am by no means an expert on the subject and have had my fair share of bedtime fights over trying to get my kids to pray with me. But, this is exactly why I get excited about any little tools that can help me get my kids engaged in prayer and worship. I know {Read More}

The Essential Jesus – 1 Peter 2:4-10

You can read about the origins of this blog series on The Essential Jesus here and catch up on previous posts here. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these posts – life is busy with three little kiddos – but I hope to start writing more again! 1 Peter 2:4-10 I am the Living Stone, the Chief Cornerstone upon which my Church is built. I am a sure, steadfast, immovable foundation for you to build your life {Read More}

Priests in Training

Photo Credit: Kristen Nicole As a mother, one of my primary purposes is to teach my children about Jesus and to “make ready a people prepared for the Lord” (Luke 1:17). I feel strongly that it is my calling to lead my children into the revelation of who Jesus is, how He feels about them, how He taught us to live, and to prepare them as best as I know how for His return to the earth. I also happen {Read More}

The Only One Worthy of Worship

“All your pomp has been brought down to the grave, along with the noise of your harps… You said in your heart, ‘I will ascend to heaven; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of the sacred mountain. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.’” Isaiah 14:11, 13-14 “…You were the model of perfection, {Read More}